Archive for December 17, 2010
We continue our look at the features, profiles and images from the latest issue of of The Atlanta Educator with a look at the adapted sports athletes of Atlanta Public Schools. If you haven’t picked up your copy before the break, you can view and print individual articles here, or you can read it online at www.issuu.com/atlantaeducator.
Here’s the intro:
Each year, athletes in the district’s Adapted Sports Program rise to the occasion. But this year has been truly exceptional.
Consider the two state championships — in wheelchair handball and wheelchair basketball — under the auspices of the American Association of Adapted Sports Programs (AAASP). Then there is the series of grants they have earned. Atlanta Wolfpack athletes also attracted attention and respect from members of the Atlanta Dream women’s NBA team. After a campus tour of the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, these talented students are now focused on the path to college.
Read more here.
Due to a little scheduling snafu, Fickett Elementary got a double dose of holiday cheer on this, the last day of school for Atlanta Public Schools before the break — thanks to incredible support from its community and business partners. As a part of Project Angel, the Atlanta-based global delivery service UPS brought each of the some 600 students a wrapped and personalized gift taken from a wish list supplied by the school earlier in the season. This morning the gym was literally filled with wrapped gifts, in keeping with a holiday tradition at the school.
Also today, the school received a much needed and much appreciated cash infusion thanks to the Ben Hill Community Association, which provided $500 to help provided practice books for the Criterion-Referenced Competency Test (CRCT).
“We believe as a community organization it was important to step up,” said Buford Boykin of the Ben Hill Community Association. ”As an organization we felt that we should go beyond the call of duty and put some money back into community. We couldn’t wait for the state or anybody else to help.”
What better way to show how creative and artistically inclined our Atlanta Public Schools students can be than by showing their work? Well, in the latest issue of The Atlanta Educator, we did just that. If you haven’t picked up your copy before the break, you can view and print individual articles here, or you can read it online at www.issuu.com/atlantaeducator. The above work is by Decorey Bailey, a seventh-grader at Parks Middle School. For more click here.